|Poster:||Monte B Cowboy||Date:||Nov 7, 2012 9:07am|
|Forum:||GratefulDead||Subject:||Re: Weed Wins! Weed Wins! Weed Wins! and is legal in Colorado|
I'll take a stab at that. Could it be that the alcohol-lobby eats Gov Hickenlooper for lunch? Not to mention, our boy "Hick" was one of the founders of the original Wynkoop Brewing Company brewpub in Denver.
How about this beer proposal? Senate Bill 1111 is The BEER Act of 2011
Summary: Reduces the tax rate on beer from $18 to $9 per 31 gallon barrel. Reduces the tax rate on beer for "small brewers" from $7 to $3.50 per barrel on the first 60,000 barrels.
Sponsor(s): US Senator Mark Udall (D-Colorado)
Colorado has two huge beer breweries: Coors in Golden; and Budweiser in Fort Collins. And during the past five years in Fort Collins, and in Colorado, the microbrewery beer industry has skyrocketed. It's all beer, all the time. But wait, now we have two whiskey distiller outfits in Fort Collins.
Fort Collins City Council voted to ban MMJ stores from operating in Fort Collins last Nov 2, 2011. “It looks very solid for a victory tonight and this is a solid victory for the citizens of Fort Collins,” City Council member Wade Troxell told cheering supporters gathered at Sonny Lubick Steakhouse. This caused the Valentines Day massacre on Feb 14, 2012. That was the day the city’s 20 licensed medical marijuana businesses had to legally shut their doors. We lost 200 jobs that day. Killing MMJ in Fort Collins wasn't enough for them.
We have a losing football team with CSU in Fort Collins. Now CSU wants a new $500 million football stadium built downtown on campus. The CSU Rams have Hughes Stadium, located off campus on the west side of town, but that's not good enough. We just got RAMmed by them on Oct 4, 2012. CSU Board of Governors: Unanimous approval for on-campus stadium. The 70 percent of Fort Collins' citizens that do not want this behemoth downtown were told to suck it up.
So, BVD, "What's his beef?" Football and Beer fanatics don't mix well with marijuana heads.